June 16, 2024

SAWS Building Named in Honor of late Gordon Mahan: A Legacy of Dedication and Leadership

Today, the East Side Operations Admin building of SAWS (San Antonio Water System) was filled with a sense of gratitude and appreciation as the organization celebrated the remarkable contributions of Gordon Mahan. After dedicating nearly four decades of his life to SAWS, Mahan’s legacy of unwavering dedication, hard work, and exceptional leadership was commemorated by naming the building after him and unveiling a plaque in his honor.

Although Gordon Mahan is no longer with us, his impact and influence continue to resonate within the hearts and minds of the current Distribution & Collection team members he trained and mentored during his tenure as a senior director. Mahan’s profound commitment to his work and his unwavering pursuit of excellence set an example for his colleagues and inspired them to strive for greatness in their own roles.

Throughout his extensive career at SAWS, Gordon Mahan consistently demonstrated a deep passion for the organization’s mission and a strong commitment to serving the community. His leadership style was characterized by a perfect balance of empathy and accountability, fostering an environment where team members felt valued, motivated, and supported in their professional growth.

Under Mahan’s guidance, the Distribution & Collection team flourished. His mentorship and guidance were instrumental in shaping the careers of numerous individuals, equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and dedication required to carry on his legacy of exceptional service. The impact of his mentorship can be seen in the current team members, who continue to uphold the standards of excellence instilled by Mahan throughout their work.

By naming the East Side Operations Admin building after Gordon Mahan, SAWS pays tribute to a man who dedicated the better part of his life to the organization’s success and the well-being of the community it serves. The plaque unveiled in his honor serves as a reminder of his remarkable contributions and the lasting impact he had on the organization and its people.

As we celebrate Gordon Mahan’s legacy today, we reflect on the immeasurable value of his dedication, hard work, and leadership. His unwavering commitment to SAWS and his indelible mark on the Distribution & Collection team serve as a constant source of inspiration. Although he may no longer be with us, Gordon Mahan’s spirit lives on through the individuals he mentored and the enduring legacy he has left behind.

Today, we express our deepest gratitude to Gordon Mahan for his extraordinary contributions and honor his memory as a beacon of excellence, guiding us as we continue to serve the community with the same passion, dedication, and commitment that he exemplified throughout his illustrious career at SAWS.